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WWD 02/13/2008

WWD 02/13/2008

Luxury in the Desert: Qatar's $6 Billion Isle Attracts Major Brands

Qatar's ambition to compete with Dubai as an upscale hub is taking dramatic shape. The Pearl — billed as a Riviera for the Middle East — is a man-made island overlooking azure waters and with 280,000 square feet of retail space for luxury fashions.

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